AAHA-accredited Means Giving Your Pets the Highest Quality Care

Since we first opened our doors in 1971, Whitney Veterinary Hospital has been AAHA accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, or AAHA for short. We’ve always held ourselves to higher standards, both with our veterinary services for pets and with our fine customer service to you, the loving pet owner. We believe pets matter, and that’s why we’re pleased to be an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital here in Peoria.

Vet checking a dog's heartbeat: AAHA Accredited in Peoria

What Is AAHA?

AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary hospitals in North America. It was established in 1933 by leading veterinary professionals, with the purpose of recognizing companion animal hospitals that provide high-quality care while maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

To become an accredited member of AAHA, a practice must be evaluated on over 900 standards of veterinary excellence which were created by the organization. To maintain accreditation, a practice must undergo and pass an onsite inspection every three years. The Standards of Accreditation that AAHA created are continuously evaluated and updated, so practices with the “accredited” status stay at the forefront of veterinary medicine. Did you know that only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have met the rigorous standards set by AAHA? We are so proud to be one of them!

About AAHA’s Standards

AAHA accredited veterinary practices are held to a higher standard. When you bring your pet to our practice, you can rest assured that our team will do whatever is necessary to meet their unique needs. We have met or exceeded the standards that AAHA created, which include:

  • Patient care
  • Pain management
  • Surgery
  • Laboratory
  • Exam facilities
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Dental care
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Continuing education
  • Medical records
  • Client communication
  • And more!

Learn More About AAHA

We invite you to learn a little more about how our AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital benefits you and your pet by watching the video below. Featured is AAHA Executive Director, Michael Cavanaugh. You can also visit AAHA’s website, or contact our practice if you have questions, and our friendly staff would be happy to give you all the information you need.